The Hercules Cluster (M13)

Posted by BruceW
on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

This image was captured during a brief clearing between multiple Southern California weather systems. It shows M13, the most noteworthy globular cluster visible from the northern hemisphere. Containing around 300,000 stars, it is visible to the naked eye from dark-sky locations. This image was captured on 4/28/2014 from a site near Anza, CA using a PlaneWave 12.5" CDK telescope and a Quantum Scientific Imaging 640ws camera at f/5.2. Total integration time was just 2 hours.

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